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Prerequisites
  • 16+ years old
  • Registered Member – Pay Western division & National dues – JOIN TODAY!
Certification Pathway Certification may also be earned through the In-House program. *Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

All important documents related to Cross Country are found on the National Website.

This includes the National XC Standards, Performance Guide, Exam Assessment forms, and Workbooks for each level.

Certification may also be earned through the In-House program.

You should also reference the Cross Country Certification Guidebook.

Prep Course:

The Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic is a first step for members seeking their Cross County Level 1 Certification. The history, purpose, and philosophy of PSIA will be covered indoors the first hour. For the remainder of the day, skiing maneuvers, tasks and demonstrations will be covered on snow, as will hypothetical and movement analysis based teaching scenarios. Participants will be involved as teachers and students. Comprehensive verbal feedback will be offered throughout the day.

Exam:

The Cross Country Level 1 Exam will mimic the skiing maneuvers, tasks and demonstrations as outlined in the Prep Course. Participants will be involved as teachers and students. A skill assessment will take place at the end of the day; successful candidates will receive a Cross Country Level 1 Certification.

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc. Please use this information as a rough guideline.

Cross Country Prep

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Cross Country Exam

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Prerequisites
  • Level 1 Cross Country Certified or PSIA-AASI Certified Level 3 in any other discipline*
  • Registered Member – Current on Dues & Credit Hours
Certification Pathway *Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

All important documents related to Cross Country are found on the National Website.

This includes the National XC Standards, Performance Guide, Exam Assessment forms, and Workbooks for each level.

Certification may also be earned through the In-House program.

You should also reference the Cross Country Certification Guidebook.

Prep Course:

The Cross Country Level 1 Prep Clinic is a first step for members seeking their Cross County Level 1 Certification. The history, purpose, and philosophy of PSIA will be covered indoors the first hour.

For the remainder of the day, skiing maneuvers, tasks and demonstrations will be covered on snow, as will hypothetical and movement analysis based teaching scenarios. Participants will be involved as teachers and students. Comprehensive verbal feedback will be offered throughout the day.

Exam:

The Cross Country Level 1 Exam will mimic the skiing maneuvers, tasks and demonstrations as outlined in the Prep Course. Participants will be involved as teachers and students. A skill assessment will take place at the end of the day; successful candidates will receive a Cross Country Level 1 Certification.

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc. Please use this information as a rough guideline.

Cross Country Prep

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Cross Country Exam

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Prerequisites
  • Level 2 Cross Country Certified
  • Current on Dues & Credit Hours
Pathway *Exceptions to the prerequisites and pathway can only be made through petition.

All important documents related to Cross Country are found on the National Website.

This includes the National XC Standards, Performance Guide, Exam Assessment forms, and Workbooks for each level.

Certification may also be earned through the In-House program.

You should also reference the Cross Country Certification Guidebook.

Prep Course:

The Cross Country Level 3 Prep Clinic is a first step for those seeking their Cross County Level 3 Certification. This 1-day event covers skiing maneuvers, tasks, and demonstrations, as well as hypothetical and movement analysis based teaching scenarios on snow. Comprehensive verbal feedback will be offered throughout the day.

Exam:

The Cross Country Level 3 Exam will mimic the skiing maneuvers, tasks and demonstrations as outlined in the Prep Course. Participants will be involved as teachers and students. A skill assessment will take place at the end of the day; successful candidates will receive a Cross Country Level 3 Certification.

Course Schedules are subject to change due to terrain, weather, crowds, group size, snow conditions, etc. Please use this information as a rough guideline.

Cross Country Prep

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Cross Country Exam

8:30am – Meet your clinician leader at the designated meeting location (a confirmation email noting the location will be emailed to you the day prior)

9:00am – 4:00pm – Plan to be on snow (lunch break will be provided)

Prerequisites

  • Level 3 Cross Country Certification
  • Current in Dues & Credit Hours
  • Submit letter of expressing interest in becoming a division trainer to the office and the Cross Country chairperson. The letter will outline experience, goals as a division trainer and two references from a supervisor or coworker.
  • Attend XC Fall PSIA-W Ed Staff Fall Training. (Open to all Level 3 XC Certs)
  • Observe 2 lessons/clinics taught by a level 3 clinician, at least one observation should be at an area outside of the instructor’s home area.
  • Lead a minimum of one lesson or clinic which is observed and discussed with a member of the XC Education Staff

Requirements

  • Submit a letter of support from an XC Ed Staff Member
  • Interview with XC Chair or a designate
  • Completion of the above requirements will make the individual eligible to work as an Education Team clinician on an as needed basis. This does not include leading or assisting in an exam.

The pathway to becoming a member of the XC Education Team is detailed in the Ed Team Checklist.

Prerequisites

  • Level 3 Cross Country certification and a member of the Cross Country Education Team
  • The individual will shadow 1 pre-exams and 1 exams, each to be followed by a discussion of the experience with the overseeing
  • Upon completion of shadowing requirements the individual will conference with the shadowed examiners and the XC Chair to determine how the person is incorporated as staff in future

Application/Approval process:

The Cross Country chairperson will take into consideration the success and vitality of the team when making work assignments, by offering work to as many qualified team members as possible. Creativity and initiative in the form of written materials/articles, innovative clinic topics and lesson plans will be rewarded with work assignments whenever possible.